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Bales Characterization Guidelines

Bales Characterization Guidelines

PRE released a set of bales quality guidelines to drive market transformation towards circularity.

Products must be separated towards specific streams in order to enable the production of high-quality recyclates. With that in mind, the guidelines aim at improving the quality of the collected and sorted plastics materials and in turn increasing the quality of input that reaches the recycling plants. The guidelines can be applied to various collection systems in Europe.

These guidelines are not made to replace the existing specifications which have been contractually agreed. They are made to provide an information benchmark to suppliers of any collected waste. The conformity of this specification will be checked according to agreed quality check procedure. All sorted products are advised to be checked upon their recyclability according to the PRE Design for Recycling Guidelines.